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Office of Student Conduct and Civility education

Appeal Procedures

Any disciplinary determination resulting in expulsion or suspension from the university may be appealed to:
a.             the Student Appeals Committee
b.             the president of the university

Any disciplinary determination resulting in suspension from university housing may be appealed to: the Student Appeals Committee.
Any disciplinary determination resulting in any lesser sanction, may be appealed to: the vice president for Student Affairs or designee.

The basis for appeal of a disciplinary sanction must be one of the following:
a.             a flaw in the student's right of due process
b.             evident bias in the decision of the hearing board or the individual conducting an informal  
                investigation
c.             inconsistent or overly severe sanction imposed
d.             new evidence or insufficient consideration of all aspects of the situation

The appeal should state the charges against the student and the sanction imposed.  The student should address the central issue of the appeal directly, as irrelevant information will not be considered.  Also, students should be sure to include what pertinent documentation is needed to substantiate any claims.

Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education by the deadline indicated in the sanction letter. Failure to appeal within the allotted time will render the original decision final and conclusive.  Appeals shall be decided upon the record of the original proceedings, written letters submitted by the parties, and any further information requested by the committee or individual responding to the appeal.

The imposition of sanctions will not be deferred during the appeal process unless the student presents a compelling reason to the vice president for Student Affairs, or designee.

Appeals should be received by the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education in one of the following ways:

a.  Submitted online via the unique link located at the end of the sanction letter emailed to your student email address. (Note: this option is not available to all students depending on how your letter was sent).

b.  Delivered in person to:  Administration Building, Room 236
c.  Sent via email to:  studentconduct@towson.edu

d.  Mailed via US Mail to the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education, 8000 York Rd.  Towson, MD 21252

Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education
Administration Building, Room 236
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2057
Fax: 410-704-3441
E-mail: studentconduct@towson.edu



 

 

 

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